Sita Sings the Blues

Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley

The beautiful animated film ‘Sita Sings the Blues’ by Nina Paley is a retelling of the ancient story of Ramayana (Sanskrit Sanskrit: रामायणम्) whose wife Sita is abducted. The story is a Hindu epic poem believed to have been created by Valmiki.

The film is available as a free full length download under CC-BY-SA license:

https://youtu.be/f8LvBnz7oRA (Shared February 2009). Nina explains her philosophy of sharing her creative work here.

About the Ramayana (Wikipedia)

The Ramayana consists of 24,000 verses in seven books (kāṇḍas) and 500 cantos (sargas) and tells the story of Rama (the seventh avatar of the Hindu supreme-god Vishnu), whose wife Sita is abducted by Ravana, the king of Lanka (current day Sri Lanka). Incidentally the first letter of every 1000 verses (total 24) make the Gayatri mantra. Thematically, the Ramayana explores human values and the concept of dharma.

Thank you Nina! Your work is beautiful.

 

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